from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The part of speech that is used to name a person, place, thing, quality, or action and can function as the subject or object of a verb, the object of a preposition, or an appositive.
- n. Any of the words belonging to this part of speech, such as neighbor, window, happiness, or negotiation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A word that can be used to refer to a person, animal, place, thing, phenomenon, substance, quality, or idea; one of the basic parts of speech in many languages, including English.
- v. To convert a word to a noun.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A word used as the designation or appellation of a creature or thing, existing in fact or in thought; a substantive.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In grammar, a name; a word that denotes a thing, material or immaterial; a part of speech that admits of being used as subject or object of a verb, or of being governed by a preposition.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a content word that can be used to refer to a person, place, thing, quality, or action
- n. the word class that can serve as the subject or object of a verb, the object of a preposition, or in apposition
A noun signifying many, is called a _collective noun_, or _noun of multitude_; as, the _people_, the _army_.
Surely, in this instance, the plural noun "freshes" is not formed from any such singular noun as "_fresh_," but directly from the adjective, which latter does not seem to have been ever used as a singular _noun_.
Find them, and give the reason.] [Footnote 2: When a noun is modified by both a genitive and an adjective, a favorite order of words is _adjective, genitive, noun_.] [Footnote 3: A modifying genitive often stands between a preposition and its object.] *****
Is the adjective skeevy somehow related to the slang noun for underwear, skivvies?
That quality of crawling stealthily is the basis of the slang noun creep.
Shvitz as a noun is a steambath, as Mr. el-Gamal said.
Affect as a noun is a technical term in psychology that basically means emotion.
The underlying source of this noun is an ancient Bantu verb that in fact meant "to trap."
Meanwhile, the meaning of the slang noun freak—first recorded in Finley Peter Dunne’s 1895 “Mr. Dooley” in the Chicago Evening Post as “the deluded ol’ freak“—has also been getting quirkier with the passage of time.
Yes, esperanza, pinche as a noun is still in use in Spain and has been extended to the lowest level of help in many trades, but in México it is primarily an adjective.